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08 Jun 2017 - Does health insurance cover your active lifestyle?

It can be hard to find time out of our busy schedules to exercise frequently, but the myriad of benefits associated with having an active lifestyle...


30 May 2017 - Three Famous Horror Stories in Singapore

Each Halloween, we indulge in everything that we know we’re going to regret. From a serious candy overdose to uncomfortable costumes itching...


23 May 2017 - The Best Family-Friendly Libraries in Singapore

Reading is one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal to broaden our horizons, to improve ourselves and to connect with the world...


18 May 2017 - Ordering Food at the Kopitiam

Unless one has lived in Singapore for some time, ordering food at a local coffee shop, or kopitiam, could be a slightly stressful experience. The...


09 May 2017 - 6 common health insurance exclusions to look out for

In a nutshell, health insurance exclusions are the services that your policy will not pay for. The fact of the matter is that health insurance...


02 May 2017 - Insurance in Singapore

Ensuring that you’re protected from financial devastation in case of an emergency should be a top priority for anyone, but for those who have...


25 Apr 2017 - The Right Schools for Expatriate Children in Singapore

Many expatriates who have relocated to Singapore with their families have found selecting the right school for their children to be a challenge....


19 Apr 2017 - Free Activities and Entertainment

At some point or another, all of us would have been at a stage where we bemoan the lack of entertainment in Singapore; there’s nothing fun to...


17 Apr 2017 - How you can get the most out of corporate health insurance

In order to attract and retain the best talent, expats included, many companies in Singapore will offer a corporate health insurance plan. For many...


11 Apr 2017 - Singapore heard: Bars with the best live music for expats

Whether you’re a music lover or are simply keeping a lookout for decent spots to unwind after a long day at work, we’ve got you...


05 Apr 2017 - Finding the right serviced apartment in Singapore

We’ve all gone on staycations before, mainly to indulge in a few days’ stay at a hotel where we don’t have to worry about doing...


28 Mar 2017 - Choosing the right international school

One of the more attractive features of life in Singapore is the excellent education system—one that has garnered many international accolades...


23 Mar 2017 - The Best Picnic Spots in Singapore

Now that summer’s arrived, many are looking for the perfect spot to spend time with our loved ones out in the sunshine. Lying down in a shady...


17 Mar 2017 - 5 things every expat must try in Singapore

Singapore is without a doubt, a concrete jungle with skyscrapers and air-conditioned shopping malls at every turn. Nevertheless, if you think that...


14 Mar 2017 - Where do expats sit when considering Singapore laws

How Expats Can Navigate Singaporean Law  Singapore has become an extremely desirable destination for UK expats looking to set up shop in...


10 Mar 2017 - Is Buying or Renting Better for Me?

At some point in life, most of us would have to contemplate the question of whether it would be better to rent or to purchase property when we wish...


07 Mar 2017 - Neighbourhood Spotlight: Katong

If you have several hours to spend exploring Singapore, one lovely neighbourhood which should automatically go to the top of your list is Katong....


02 Mar 2017 - The Singaporean Guide to Surviving the Heat

When the weather is warm (as usual), and the air is humid (as usual), and the sunlight is blinding you from the reflective tops of every polished...


01 Mar 2017 - Where Do More than One Million Expats Live and Work in Singapore?

When you consider that just about 25% of this island city-state is comprised of foreign nationals, there must be something which Singapore has that...


27 Feb 2017 - Highlights from the Singapore food scene

Anybody who’s ever spent time in Singapore knows that the country offers a fantastic range of food options that takes in influences from the...




   

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Re: Cancelling EP IPA and applying for a new one? Will I be blacklisted?

Hi jamesh,

I have a scenerio here. I did not tell my new employer that I havent cancel my old ep and they already start apply my new ep. (I will ask my old employer to cancel when I get my new ep ipa successfully)

Would new company notice that I still holding old ep when the new ipa is issued?

Posted in PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners

Casual Property Manager Type

Hey there - I'm going to be out of town for a couple of months. I am looking for someone to help look after my apartment while I'm away - let guests, cleaners, maintenance people in, empty the mail box etc.

Casual hours but well paid for the right person! Anyone know anyone who might be interested?

Posted in Careers & Jobs in Singapore

Re: PEP processing time (personal employment pass)

I got my PEP approved few weeks back (end of Jan'20, before the virus impact and added workload for MOM) . It took almost 10 weeks from my date of online submission.

I reached out to MOM service centre in 9th week (after patiently waiting for 8 weeks) to seek status update. And a day later, i .....

Posted in Relocating, Moving to Singapore

our experience with landlord of #07-03 61 Mount Sinai Drive Singapore 277113

I would like to share our bad experience with this landlord in case you are looking for a unit at this area.

The unit has more than 10 years renovation with the original parquet floor from 1981. We rented the house for 4 years. No furniture was provided and we did not ask for anything along the .....

Posted in Property Talk, Housing & Rental

Re: Applying PR without Annex A, reduced chances ?

Mmmh, now I realized I did not get the possibility to upload annex A because I apply as spouse of PR instead of work pass holder. Just sayin

Posted in PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners